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Inn the Park for just crumpets & tea? [London]

sandypaws3 Mar 13, 2010 08:57 AM

My husband and I will be having breakfast at Inn the Park at 10:00 AM -- the earliest time they had -- on Easter Sunday. We aren't interested in a big breakfast, just crumpets & tea. Is this acceptable or does Inn the Park have a special buffet on Easter? We have lunch reservations at 12:30, so the stop at Inn the Park is really only for the view. Just not sure if Inn the Park is more of a restaurant or a cafe....


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    JanePond RE: sandypaws3 Mar 14, 2010 10:34 AM

    Why not email the restaurant? http://www.innthepark.com/feedbacktoo...

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      Harters RE: JanePond Mar 14, 2010 12:12 PM

      The breakfast (and other) menus are also on the website. Crumpets seem to be a standard item - and there doesnt seem to be any mention of a breakfast buffet.

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      smartie RE: sandypaws3 Mar 21, 2010 08:07 AM

      Do you mean Inn On the Park? And nobody in England has crumpets for breakfast. Crumpets are for tea time which is 4pm or thereabouts.

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        Harters RE: smartie Mar 21, 2010 09:15 AM

        I thought both your comments, smartie. So I Googled and it is Inn the Park (a posh caff in St James' Park). And, oddly, yes they have crumpets on the breakfast menu (presumably so the staff can play "spot the foreigner". LOL)

        1. re: Harters
          zuriga1 RE: Harters Mar 21, 2010 10:08 AM

          From what I remember, John, Inn the Park (another destination yet to visti) is owned by Oliver Peyton, that renowed judge we get to see each year. I eat crumpets on occasion for breakfast.. they're like English muffins (U.S. style). :-)

          1. re: Harters
            deansa RE: Harters Mar 22, 2010 05:15 AM

            Walked into my kitchen this morning and saw my Australian cousin (who's staying with me while visiting London). He was busy toasting crumpets for breakfast...

            Hadn't told him about this thread, honest! Maybe it's an Australian thing too. I used to eat them in the morning as a child.

            1. re: deansa
              PhilD RE: deansa Mar 22, 2010 02:43 PM

              Nowt wrong with Crumpets for brekkie, Bill Grainger's "Sydney Food" even has a recipe for home made ones in its breakfast section. Although Oliver Peyton is Irish.....

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